Durham Record Office volunteer Bridget Cox and principal archivist Gill Parkes examine paintings and drawings from DLI soldiers which will be catalogued as part of The DLI: A Whole New Story project.

National grant allows new DLI stories to be told

More fascinating stories and images from one of the UK’s most extensive regimental archives will be revealed to the public thanks to a major...
Some of the rubbish left outside of Sharon Boardman’s property.

Woman fined for failing to clear rubbish

A woman who has repeatedly blighted her neighbours’ lives by leaving rubbish outside of her home has been ordered to pay out almost...
Dawn Stephenson and Scott Caisley, who is a Shared Lives Provider.

Family life at the heart of support scheme

“From first arriving here all those years ago I have felt safe and comfortable, completely at home and part of a real family.”
Cllr Audrey Laing, Cabinet support member for adult and health services; Professor John Anstee, Deputy Lord Lieutenant for County Durham; Cllr Katie Corrigan, Chairman of the council; Dr Bill Moir, the Chairman’s consort; and Cllr Lucy Hovvels, Cabinet member for adult and health services and armed forces champion with representatives from the armed forces including council employee reservists.

Flying the flag for the armed forces

Durham County Council is showing its support for the armed forces this week. The region’s largest council...
The landslip at the edge of the B6300 and the East Coast Mainline.

Road to close for essential work

A road is set to close for several months to allow major roadworks to take place, safeguarding the future of the link...
An artist’s impression of the entrance to the new centre.

Public asked for views on Durham History Centre

Residents are being invited to give their views on designs for a new history centre for County Durham. A...
Thomas Gainsborough RA (1727–1788), Wooded Landscape with a Milkmaid, Rustic Lovers, and a Herdsman c.1775–1777. Oil on canvas. © Private Collection, courtesy of The Auckland Project.

World famous masterpieces coming to Bishop Auckland

World renowned masterpieces are coming to Bishop Auckland as a new art gallery prepares to open its doors. Launching...
This overloaded vehicle was recovered so that the excess weight could be safely removed.

Overloaded vehicles stopped during flytipping operation

Vehicles being used to transport controlled waste have been inspected at the roadside during an operation to clamp down on rubbish being...
The Big Brass Bash is set to return to Spennymoor’s Jubilee Park on 19th July.

Big Brass Bash returns to Spennymoor

Top brass bands are once again set to party in the parks of County Durham this summer when Brass, Durham’s liveliest festival,...
Veteran Harry Oliver at the launch of Coming Home in Spennymoor.

Exhibition explores soldiers’ experiences of returning home

A prisoner of war’s 400-mile march to freedom is among the stories featured within a new exhibition exploring what it was like...
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